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I've installed Xubuntu on my laptop last night, and then again on my computer at work, and I came to notice that the Xfce desktop looks so much better on the latter. On my laptop, I get all the panels ordered the same way, but the colours are plain and the icons are very different. I suspect it has to do with the fact that my laptop's had an xubuntu on itself once, until about 4 months ago, before I went to look at Ubuntu's Netbook Edition. How can I get the same shiny desktop settings as I have on this fresh, virgin install?

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Two screenshots to compare them would be awesome. – user unknown May 2 '11 at 9:41
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Check that you are using the new Greybird theme:

  1. From the menu choose Settings - Settings Manager.
  2. Double click the Appearances Icon
  3. Choose the 'greybird' style
  4. icons should be "elementary xubuntu dark"
  5. Fonts should be "droid sans"
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